Beginners Guide to Creatine

Welcome to Building Muscle’s beginners guide to creatine.

Let’s face it, we all want to attain the same goal. We want to better ourselves through weight training that will help make us stronger and healthier.

We train hard and watch our diets because were trying to build a nice muscular body. However, it can get very difficult to do.

Whether you’re an athlete trying to add muscle for that competitive edge, a body builder looking to add more muscle mass, or a weekend warrior who simply wants to look cool in a t-shirt, we all want that little something to help get us there a little faster.

Still, you want to know if there’s something else out there – besides intense workouts and eating right- that can help you make gains a little easier, a little faster. Something that will give you a muscle building, strength exploding edge, with the same or less effort.

Well, this is something we all want and it’s no secret that supplement companies also have access to this knowledge. With this knowledge, supplement companies know exactly how to push our buttons when it comes to selling their products. After all, we want to reach our goals faster. We want big muscles, and we want them now. So, they tell us exactly what we want to hear.

I’m no exception and I have to admit, I’ve been suckered into purchasing some pretty useless supplements over the years.

Most of the supplements I’ve tried have been a total waste of time and money. However, once in a while, a supplement comes along that may in fact do what the advertisers claim it does – increase athletic performance.

One such substance is creatine. Quite probably, creatine is the most important natural fuel-enhancing supplement yet to be discovered for strength trainers, athletes, and body builders.

However, as with most supplements, creatine is very misunderstood. As the author of building muscle 101, I get a ton of email from people who are looking for creatine information. Now, I’ll be the first to admit, that supplements in general can be a very confusing business, let alone creatine.

So I’d like to present to you some creatine information..

Creatine information such as:

• How does creatine work?

• What does creatine do?

• How to use creatine?

• When to take creatine?

• Creatine side effects?

Now, I’m no chemist so I’m not going to get into the science of creatine. However, what I can tell you is what I’ve found in terms of information (non-scientific) over the years regarding creatine and some of my own personal use of creatine.

I’ve tried a lot of different brands of creatine, some good and some bad. There have also been some exceptions with some very surprising results with certain types and brands of creatine.

I’ve also experimented with different loading phases, cycling, and timing of creatine and the side effects. Also, I’ll let you in on my most successful creatine campaign to date.

What I’d like to do is present to you, a no-bull look at creatine with some quality creatine information.

So, if you’re ready, simply click on the following links to find the creatine information you’re looking for:

How does creatine work?

What does creatine do?

How to use creatine

When to take creatine

Creatine side effects?

Best creatine supplements

Blake Bissaillion

Blake has been weight lifting for about 28 years now. He's 45 years of age and started seriously training when he was 18 years old.

Blake is the founder of, a successful fitness website that has been around for more than 15 years.